Janelle Iglesias: Every Force Evolves a Form

Event Date

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 6:00pm

Room Number

Frazier Jelke Auditorium B

Contact

Stephanie Cage

Phone

901-843-3664

Department

The Lillian and Morrie Moss Endowment for the Visual Arts presents Janelle Iglesias.

Iglesias was born and raised in Queens, New York City, NY. Invested in the metaphors found in objects/materials and their physical language in space, she uses sculpture to access other ways of knowing. Janelle studied cultural anthropology at Emory University, earned an MFA in sculpture at VCU and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has created site-sensitive projects for The Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, Smack Mellon, Sculpture Center, and the Headlands Center for the Arts among others. Her work has been supported by The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Jerome Foundation—through which she traveled to the rainforests of West Papua in search of the displays of birds of paradise and the constructions of Bowerbirds. She’s indefinitely digesting this.

In addition to her individual practice, Janelle maintains an ongoing collaboration with her sister Lisa as Las Hermanas
Iglesias. More information about their work can be found at www.LasHermanasIglesias.com